Millar Western is looking to hire an experienced Journeyperson Electrician to work at its sawmill in Whitecourt, Alberta. Reporting to the Electrical Superintendent, the Journeyperson Electrician will be a key member of the maintenance team, responsible for maintaining and installing all equipment relating to power and controls. This position will be required to follow the production shift schedule.

The ideal candidate

Qualified candidates will be certified to work in the province of Alberta as an Electrical Journeyperson and possess a strong background in electronics, Variable Frequency drives, PLC’s, network systems, computer and optimizing systems. They will have a proven record of accomplishment in their trade and possess strong safety, communication, organizational, and troubleshooting skills, as well as an ability to work in a team environment. Experience in a sawmill, planer mill, or portal cranes environment would be definite assets.

Why work for us?

Millar Western is a privately-owned, Alberta-based company that has been active in the forest products business for more than a century. Operating high-tech lumber and pulp mills supplied by woodlands teams recognized for leadership in sustainable management, the company provides stable, full-time employment to more than 700 people at operations located in lively, friendly, communities that offer excellent quality of life.

The company offers:

  • a competitive wage and benefits program, that includes a pension plan, comprehensive dental and health insurance, and a profit-sharing plan
  • a commitment to the highest safety standards, with a safety program recognized under initiatives such as Partners in Injury Reduction, Work Safe Alberta, and the Premier’s Award for Healthy Workplaces
  • a collaborative and respectful work environment that values the skills of our people and encourages them to take on new challenges and advance within the organization
  • a chance to live where you work – no commuting or camps

This position is located in Whitecourt, Alberta, a vibrant community located 170 km northwest of Edmonton, offering excellent housing, educational and recreational opportunities.

Your career starts here.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

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Millar Western is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. We appreciate the interest of all applicants. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.